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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Recently reviewed restaurants

CCK, 299 Central Ave., Albany, 433-2658. Traditional Chinese fare (with some Japanese items) including fresh seafood and daily specials in this successor to the defunct Ocean Palace. Serving Mon-Thu 11-10:30, Fri 11-11:30, Sat 11:30-11:30, Sun 11:30-10. D, MC, V.

Maestro’s, 371 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-0312, Chef-owner John LaPosta brings his culinary excellence to a charming venue in which you can sample his flair with meats and fish, bread and charcuterie. Serving lunch daily 11:30-3, dinner daily 5-9:30. AE, D, MC, V.

Barrington Brewery & Restaurant, Jenifer House Commons, 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-8282. Owner Gary Happ offers classic pub fare in a pleasantly rustic setting. Soups, desserts and many other items are made from scratch. House-brewed ales are a must. Serving 11:30 to 9:30 Sun-Thu; 11:30-10 Fri-Sat. D, MC, V.

My Way Café, Routes 9 and 67E, Malta, 899-4196, Chef-owner John Bove celebrates a quarter century at this Saratoga-area gem, where the Italian specialties range from a perfect pasta carbonara to excellent Tuscan-style grilled sirloin. Serving daily 4-close during racing season; Tue-Sun 4-close otherwise. AE, D, MC, V.

Madalin’s Table, 53 Broadway, Tivoli, (845) 757-2100. Chef Brian Kaywork does virtuoso work with local ingredients at this elegant but casual hotel, where the people watching can be as intriguing as dinner itself. Serving dinner Wed-Sun from 5 until closing. AE, MC, V.

Prime at Saratoga National, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653, ext. 609. Big steaks and seafood are the watchword here, in a handsome dining room or overlooking the golf course on the veranda. Serving lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4, dinner daily 5:30-10; veranda menu daily 4-11; Sunday brunch 10-2. AE, D, MC, V.

Destino, 112 Hudson Ave., Chatham, 392-6663. Excellent, reasonably priced Mexican fare with an Oaxacan heart (try the pollo con Oaxacan mole) and a comfortable place to enjoy a margarita. Serving dinner Tue-Thu, Sun 5-9; Fri-Sat 5-10. Brunch Sat 11:30-3, Sun 9-3. MC, V.

Nicole’s Ristorante, 556 Delaware Ave., Albany, 436-4952. A well-earned 22 years of offering a good mix of Northern and Southern Italian fare, in a comfortable restaurant (with an outdoor deck) with excellent service. Serving lunch Tue-Fri 11:30-2:30, dinner Tue-Sun 5-10. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V.

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